Besides suffering a freak shoulder dislocation in his August 3rd match withFeatherweight Champion Jose Aldo, Chan Sung Jung has a new stint to deal with before ever returning inside the Octagon.
Earlier this month, Jung was plagued again by the injury, which forced him out of UFN 53 against Akira Corassani. It’s been over a year since we last saw “The Korean” fight inside the cage, you can now expect him to be out for another two years. According to Jung’s manager Brian Rhee, for the next two years Jung must fulfill his mandatory military service required of South Korean male citizens. At age 27, Jung must report to basic military training on October 20.
He feels bad for his fans and thankful to the UFC, Dana and the Ferttitas for letting him be a professional fighter. He’s going to rehab, train and comeback stronger than ever after the end of the 2 years!
It’s definitely sad news for his fans who got hooked by the Korean’s submission skills in his most memorable fight against Leonard Garcia, and his first-round knockout over MMA veteran Mark Hominick.
To date, Jung has earned himself four Performance of the Night bonuses since his debut in the UFC in March 2011.